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Apache Gold Casino Resort Inter-tribal Pow Wow:
Mul-Chu-ha Fair and Rodeo:
Public Information Office,520-562-9848 or Tribal Recreation,
Southwest Indian Art Fair:
O’odham ash Oice:
ow fortunate we are in Arizona
to hv vitl, living clt
to explore right on our doorstep! NativeAmerican tribal communities around the
stt nich o livs with thi colo-l stivls whil shing thi hitg,lis, til cts, songs nd dncs,dlicios oods, nd whol lot o n.
Artists share the meanings of symbols
nd dsigns in pots, wvings, nd jwl,
as we marvel at the skilled handiwork.Dancers may mimic movements of birds
nd nimls o giv vnc o sstin-ing cops; w ppcit th intnt, thmgniicnt costms, nd th pgnt.
The pow wow drums and singers give usgoosebumps. One and all enjoy Navajo
tcos, cnivl ids, nd odo clowns.
From the Tohono O’odham Nation inthe south to the Kaibab-Paiute Tribe inthe north, from the huge Navajo Reserva
tion to much smaller communities likethe Ak-Chin, Tonto Apache and Cocopah,from the ancient Hopi settlements to thenewcomer to Arizona, the Pascua YaquiTribe, there is a wealth of culture and heri
tage to experience. In all, Arizona is hometo 21 Indian communities and even a smallpiece of Zuni Pueblo, whose main homelies across the border in New Mexico.Our Native American neighbors wel
-com s to spctll njo thi stivls
and to celebrate with them. Here is a sam
-pling o th wondl vnts coming p inF nd Mch.
Pow Wow Drums at Apache Gold Casino Resort
The San Carlos Apache Tribe is proud toannounce its 13th Annual Intertribal Pow
. The Pow Wow is a
ist ntion gthing ocsing on dnc,
song, and family celebration. Tradition
-ll, it is psntd on ti o nd towlcom, hono, spct nd show gnos-
ity towards another. All people, including
non-ntiv popl, wlcom t PowWows nd ncogd to ttnd.
It is very interesting to learn about thedrums and the dances. There are two typesof drum, Northern and Southern - these refer
to stls th thn gogphicl loction,
and each has its own protocol. The Grand
Ent pd o dncs lds o ch ss-
sion of the Pow Wow. Grand Entry is Friday,March 13th at 7 pm, Saturday, March 14that noon and 7pm and Sunday, March 15th at
Some Pow Wows are social in nature,others are competitive. This is a contest PowWow with over $75,000 in cash prizes. In ad
-dition, ntiv tisns will slling oiginlhndmd ts nd cts, nd ood vndoso tditionl dishs.
General admission for each session is $5per person and a 3-day pass is $15. There is no
chg o thos nd 1 o ov 6 s old.Fo ovnight ccommodtions contct th
Apache Gold Best Western Hotel or RV Park.Apache Gold Casino Resort is located on theSan Carlos Apache Reservation, 5 miles eastof Globe on Hwy 70.
Fair and Rodeo at the Gila River IndianCommunity
The 47th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fairand Rodeo will be held
in Sacaton, Arizona. This huge event
ncompsss pow wow, odo, pd,nttinmnt, cltl dmonsttions,
barbecue, carnival, Chicken Scratch musicand numerous sporting events. No wonderit takes four days to enjoy it all!The Gila River Indian Community has a long history that dates back to theancient HuHuKam who first farmed thearea around 300 B.C. Following in theirfootsteps are the Akimel O’odham (Pima
ti) nd th P Posh (Micop) who
now reside on the 372,000 acres of the
When the Mul-Chu-Tha was established
in 16, it ws th slt o dsi to hv
positive events for the Community’s young
popl nd to pomot commnit spiit.
“Mul-Chu-Tha” means foot races in Pima,
n ctivit tht th ti sd to hv o
entertainment or to share news. At the
v ist i, oot cs w hld s wll
as the traditional O’odham game of “toka,”which is similar to lacrosse. Since its in
ception, the Mul-Chu-Tha has become one
o th most highl cognizd til is
in Indian Country.Visitors are most welcome! The Mul-Chu-Tha fair grounds are located inSacaton, Arizona. Take Exit 175 from I-10.
Native American Celebrations in Arizona